Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 68 86
Rank change year-on-year -30 +18 +32
Contract jobs citing Information Security 68 94 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.72% 2.47% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 3.01% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 70 66
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -4.26%
10th Percentile £379 £375 £300
90th Percentile £625 £629 £600
South East median daily rate £505 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +6.32% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £60.00 £65.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% - -
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £51.94 £56.25
% change year-on-year -69.19% -7.67% -7.39%

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,389 3,127 3,988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 85.52% 82.14% 81.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,718 1,498 2,124
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +7.38%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £256
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 131 124
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.67% -6.25% -27.27%
10th Percentile £8.00 £11.72 £10.65
90th Percentile £50.00 £40.50 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £19.90 £23.75
% change year-on-year +26.23% -16.21% +10.21%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security in Berkshire

Information Security
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 22 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -36 15 £475 -9.52% 9
Maidenhead -8 8 £475 +27.95% 7
Slough - 5 £635 - 2
Bracknell -6 4 - - 4
Newbury -17 3 £513 +13.89%
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 23 (33.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (29.41%) CISSP
2 20 (29.41%) Risk Management
3 19 (27.94%) CISM
4 16 (23.53%) PCI DSS
5 15 (22.06%) GDPR
5 15 (22.06%) Project Management
6 13 (19.12%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (17.65%) Telecoms
8 11 (16.18%) CISA
8 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (14.71%) Windows
9 10 (14.71%) Data Protection
9 10 (14.71%) Security Architecture
10 9 (13.24%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 9 (13.24%) Security Operations
10 9 (13.24%) Data Loss Prevention
11 8 (11.76%) Linux
11 8 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (10.29%) Data Privacy
12 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (10.29%) Management Information System
12 7 (10.29%) Retail
13 6 (8.82%) Legal
13 6 (8.82%) Finance
13 6 (8.82%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (8.82%) Firewall
13 6 (8.82%) Active Directory
13 6 (8.82%) Web Services

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) IIS
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.41%) SaaS
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) Firewall
2 5 (7.35%) Internet
2 5 (7.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (5.88%) Network Security
4 3 (4.41%) WAN
5 2 (2.94%) DNS
5 2 (2.94%) Intranet
5 2 (2.94%) MPLS
5 2 (2.94%) NAS
5 2 (2.94%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (2.94%) SAN
5 2 (2.94%) SCCP
5 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.94%) VLAN
5 2 (2.94%) VPN
6 1 (1.47%) Broadband
6 1 (1.47%) IPsec
6 1 (1.47%) VoLTE
6 1 (1.47%) VoWiFi
6 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.47%) MS Access
2 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Rational Rose
General
1 12 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.29%) Retail
3 6 (8.82%) Finance
3 6 (8.82%) Legal
4 3 (4.41%) Banking
4 3 (4.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Automotive
5 1 (1.47%) Billing
5 1 (1.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Consultant
2 12 (17.65%) Architect
2 12 (17.65%) Security Consultant
3 11 (16.18%) Project Manager
4 10 (14.71%) Security Manager
5 9 (13.24%) Information Security Consultant
5 9 (13.24%) Security Architect
6 8 (11.76%) Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) Information Security Manager
7 6 (8.82%) Security Analyst
7 6 (8.82%) Security Project Manager
8 5 (7.35%) Information Manager
8 5 (7.35%) Information Security Project Manager
9 3 (4.41%) Administrator
9 3 (4.41%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Security Specialist
10 2 (2.94%) IT Manager
10 2 (2.94%) Senior Manager
10 2 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) Web Services
2 3 (4.41%) OAuth
2 3 (4.41%) OAuth2
2 3 (4.41%) OpenID
2 3 (4.41%) XACML
3 1 (1.47%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.47%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.47%) jQuery
3 1 (1.47%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (10.29%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.35%) SCADA
2 5 (7.35%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.88%) PMI
4 3 (4.41%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (2.94%) Replication
5 2 (2.94%) Social Media
5 2 (2.94%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.47%) BYOD
6 1 (1.47%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Windows
2 8 (11.76%) Linux
3 4 (5.88%) Solaris
4 2 (2.94%) Unix
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.47%) CentOS
5 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.41%) Risk Management
2 15 (22.06%) Project Management
3 13 (19.12%) Penetration Testing
4 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (14.71%) Data Protection
5 10 (14.71%) Security Architecture
5 10 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (13.24%) Data Loss Prevention
6 9 (13.24%) Security Operations
7 8 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (10.29%) Data Privacy
9 6 (8.82%) Decision-Making
9 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
9 6 (8.82%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (7.35%) Business Continuity
10 5 (7.35%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (7.35%) Incident Management
10 5 (7.35%) Security Management
10 5 (7.35%) Threat Management
10 5 (7.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) C
1 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.94%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) C#
2 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.47%) Scala
2 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (29.41%) CISSP
2 19 (27.94%) CISM
3 11 (16.18%) CISA
4 9 (13.24%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 4 (5.88%) Degree
5 4 (5.88%) PMI Certification
5 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.41%) CEH
6 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (2.94%) CCSP
7 2 (2.94%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.94%) ISEB
7 2 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.94%) PCI QSA
8 1 (1.47%) CLAS
8 1 (1.47%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (33.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (23.53%) PCI DSS
3 15 (22.06%) GDPR
4 4 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (5.88%) QA
5 2 (2.94%) COBIT
6 1 (1.47%) ISO 31000
6 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) Docker
2 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.47%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.47%) Nessus
2 1 (1.47%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.41%) Cisco
2 3 (4.41%) Ping Identity
2 3 (4.41%) SAP
2 3 (4.41%) Twobo
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle
3 2 (2.94%) VMware
4 1 (1.47%) Brocade
4 1 (1.47%) Casewise
4 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.47%) F5
4 1 (1.47%) ForgeRock
4 1 (1.47%) NetIQ
4 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.47%) Twitter